Shop Operations en 15 Facts That Can’t Be Ignored About US Manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> MP Star Financial </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Simply defined, manufacturing is the process of transforming raw materials into new products, using mechanical, physical or chemical means.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Machinist Newswire News Shop Operations Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:31:00 +0000 44171 at Epicor’s Content-Management Software Acquisition <div class="node-body article-body">The current priority for manufacturing IT providers is to optimize the collection and management of data that would be shared among different enterprises, as envisioned for the Industrial Internet of Things or Industry 4.0. That is the most comprehensive way to understand Epicor Sofware’s purchase of privately held docSTAR, a developer of document-management software.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enterprise Software News Shop Operations Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:47:00 +0000 43771 at <p>&ldquo;The acquisition of docSTAR supports our strategy to strengthen and expand our cloud offerings to continually enhance customer experience and the value we deliver to our customers,&rdquo; stated Kathy Crusco, chief operating and financial officer at Epicor.</p> 10 New Technologies for Machine Shop Precision and Performance <div class="node-body gallery-body">Competition among machine shops is always about cost – but not just cost. Making component parts is a chance for machine shops to show their creativity and flexibility, as well as their commitment to precision. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:21:00 +0000 43081 at 5 Lean Tools to Boost Implementation <div class="node-body gallery-body">The lean journey, especially initial implementation, is overwhelming. But remember, with commitment, a positive outlook and the right lean tools at your disposal, you’ll be amazed how simple and rewarding the journey is. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> QC and Inspection Shop Operations Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000 41821 at 5 Business Lessons from The Battle of The Bulge <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Battle of the Bulge began with a ferocious and devastating attack by the German Army on American troops across Belgium, Luxembourg, and France, on December 16, 1944. While unsuccessful, the surprise achieved by the Nazi German offensive and the uncoordinated initial Allied response offers several critical business lessons during this time of unprecedented political change and tepid economic growth. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shop Operations Wed, 14 Dec 2016 01:27:00 +0000 41301 at 10 New Technologies for Machine Shop Performance and Convenience <div class="node-body gallery-body">Manufacturing technology never stops being complex: machine shop operators, managers, programmers, and leaders (sometimes, they’re all the same person!) want answers, options, and opportunities — products and processes that will help them do their work with fewer obstacles, better results, and maybe even more revenue.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:55:00 +0000 39361 at Beyond Skills, Precision Manufacturing Needs Passion <div class="node-body article-body">The “skills gap” is a real and persistent problem for manufacturers. Glebar is one manufacturer addressing the issue with a fresh approach, applying young, talented machinists with enthusiasm and determination. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:41:00 +0000 39001 at Superior Satisfaction with Subcontract Machining <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturers, even those with in-house machining capabilities, often need to offload specific metal parts to a precision machine shop. Whether the order is from an OEM or start-up, sub-contracting machine shop Belrick Corp. proves its value with consistent quality, flexibility, responsiveness.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:13:00 +0000 37941 at Service Center Shipments Continued to Slow in October <div class="node-body article-body">North American metals service centers’ October shipments continued to decline on a year-over-year basis, though U.S. centers steel shipments increased significantly over the previous month’s total. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Shop Operations Fri, 18 Nov 2016 04:17:00 +0000 37891 at <p>Service center shipments represent a significant volume of the metals consumed by machine shops and fabricators, and the activities at those operations reflect the state of industrial activity in the North America.</p> 10 Difference-Making Ideas for Specialty Machining <div class="node-body gallery-body">Every machine shop needs an “edge” — something that differentiates it from the others, and makes manufacturing customers locate — and select, and prefer — that expertise. In many cases that differentiators will be low production costs or high product quality. In other cases, it may be a particular machining or forming process or capability. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:45:00 +0000 37681 at